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Teaching for Diverse Student Needs- Chapter Summary
As a teacher, you must understand that students may have diverse needs that need special teaching techniques. When you use the lessons in this chapter, you will learn how to teach children with needs ranging from reading and writing issues to lack of fluency in English. Topics that will be covered in this chapter include:
- Teaching students with special needs
- Difference between decoding, fluency and comprehension
- Signs and symptoms of reading issues
- Differences between dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia
- Various types of giftedness
- How to address reading in gifted students
- Treatment for dyslexia
- Consequences of a language delay
- How cultures view language
- Methods for teaching ELL students
- How to help ELL students be successful
- Teaching vocab to ELL students
- How to successfully teach ELL students how to read
- Differences in a reading classroom
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1. Educating Students with Special Needs
In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.
2. Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
We'll define the terms decoding, fluency, and comprehension. We'll also list common errors that students with reading disabilities make with these skills, and address direct instruction methods teachers can use to assist these students.
3. Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty
This lesson introduces the signs and symptoms often displayed by early elementary age students who are having difficulty with reading. Specific signs at each grade level are identified and discussed.
4. Learning Disorders and Disabilities: Definition, Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis
Why do some students struggle to learn? What types of learning disabilities affect students? In this lesson, we'll look closely at three common learning disorders: dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
5. Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions
Schools generally define giftedness as high ability, but there are other ways to define giftedness. Learn more about the definitions, characteristics and conceptions of giftedness in children and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
6. Reading Needs & Instruction for High-Achieving Students
In this lesson, we will discuss effective ways to meet the needs of high-achieving students by selecting appropriate texts, providing open-ended assignments, and differentiating instruction.
7. What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects between five and 17 percent of children in the United States. Learn about dyslexia, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
8. Language Delays in Children: Definition, Examples & Types
Find out just what a language delay is and some of the potential factors that cause this problem. An example is provided and a short, anti-Teletubbies quiz follows.
9. Classroom Modifications for Speech & Language Disorders
Students who have speech and language disorders can still succeed in the classroom. This lesson offers some modifications that will help these students learn.
10. Teaching Diversity in the Classroom
Diversity is a key aspect of what students can learn in school. This lesson may give you some ideas about helping students appreciate and understand diversity in helpful and meaningful ways.
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